Leading an active lifestyle

Leading an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to protect your health. Find out what works for you.

RMIT fitness centres and activities

There are plenty of opportunities to get active on campus, including:

Other ways to stay active

If gyms, group classes or sports teams are not for you, there are other options. Making changes to your everyday routine to increase physical activity can build fitness and burn kilojoules, often with less effort than you think. For example:

  • walk or ride to class rather than driving or taking public transport
  • take the stairs instead of the lift
  • instead of treating housework as a chore, make it fun by putting on some music and turning into a cleaning workout session!

Learn more about rest and relaxation

The School of Health Science runs heaps of online electives open to any student. Check out:

Food and nutrition

What you eat can have a big impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. You can eat healthy foods on campus and at home even when you are short of time and money.

Healthy eating for tertiary students

Maintaining a balanced diet with a variety of foods is a great way to protect your health.

Better Health Channel: Healthy eating for tertiary students

Healthy eating options at RMIT

RMIT’s campus cafeterias all have healthy and not-so-healthy alternatives. Foods that are less processed and have more lean meat, vegetables, fruit and whole grains are better for you.

The best option at City campus is the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) Realfoods outlet. It specialises in fresh and affordable organic, vegetarian, vegan, low-fat, gluten-free, and sugar-free meals.

Learn more about healthy food

The School of Health Science runs an online elective course for all students interested in food and how it affects your body. Check out Food as Medicine.

Websites

Better Health Channel Recipes. Check out different healthy recipes from breakfast to dinner, baked goods to snacks. All recipes are tested and come with a nutritional breakdown.

Foodcents Program. This West Australian website has heaps of resources about how to shop and prepare food on a budget. Learn how to read a food label and how to understand prices per kilogram.

Rest and relaxation

It can be hard to balance study with work and a busy social life. But leaving yourself time to relax and unwind is essential for good health.

Sleep and rest

Sleep refreshes your mind and repairs your body. Lack of sleep can cause:

  • poor concentration and memory
  • mood swings
  • impaired judgement and reaction time
  • poor physical coordination.

Leisure and socialising

Try to take some time out from work and study. Lack of leisure time can lead to stress and anxiety and make sleep or relaxation even harder. If you are very busy, finding the time to relax or have fun often depends on effective time management.

Learn more about rest and relaxation

The School of Health Science runs online electives for all students. If you are interested in relaxation or want to learn more check out:

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